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Old 02-10-2004, 11:10 PM   #1
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Question compiling from source

im running slack

i have a file : gaim-0.75.tar.gz

how would i extract this and compile it?

Old 02-10-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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do tar xzvf gaim-0.75.tar.gz
then cd gaim directory



you should install the program checkinstall, it lets you build a tgz at this point
if you DO have it installed, do (as root)

checkinstall -S

if you DON't (and don't want to install it now)
you can do
make install

i recommend getting checkinstall now though, makes it much cleaner, and easier to upgrade, etc.
Old 02-10-2004, 11:22 PM   #3
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thanks for helping me with my problem
and the tip about checkinstall

lol im learning everything thing over again- forgot everything in linux


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